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at the united nations general assembly? pakistan is here because it believes in multilateralism. each september, we return to this great city and this grand scheme so we can reaffirm the presence pls and values of multilateralism. it is and has been one of the abiding central points of our central policy. we are committed to the deal of the united nations. to us, the ideal is very simple. we can do more together than we can apart. we can solve complex problems by consensus rather than by yiewn unilateralism. multilateral cooperations deals with global challenges, old and new in our independent world. as we grow more than and more dependent on each other, the space for unilateralism and unidimensional question is strengths. those skeptical of the future of multilateralism are living in the past. our future, collective future, is bright, and it's the nations in multilateralism that safeguard this future. mr. president, pakistan believes in the promise of the united nations over the scorch of war. the world governed by rules and norms of civility of decency and good will creating a better future f
to debate and to discuss the important issues facing the world at the united nations general assembly. while there will be a variety of issues on the agenda this year, i'm extremely concerned about one issue specifically. over the last several months, palestinian authority president abbas has repeatedly voiced his intention to formally request statehood recognition and full membership in the united nations. in july, the arab league endorsed this irresponsible ploy. regrettably, president abbas intends to make the former request during this session of the united nations general assembly. i oppose the decision of the palestinian authority to seek a declaration of statehood by the united nations. the unilateral action of the palestinian authority is intended to circumvent the peace process. it is not a good-faith effort to achieve peace in the middle east but to me, rather, it is a political maneuver. the united nations should not be interfering or intervening in this complex process and should refrain from passing unilateral delegations on -- declarations on issues that are part of ongoing dir
obama stood beside israel and the cause of peace when he addressed the united nations general assembly. i rise today to also stand beside our ally and friend, israel, and the goal of a two-state solution. i firmly believe that only a two-state solution can lead to a lasting peace between israel and the palestinian people. unfortunately, we're heading down a path that will not lead to a lasting peace. involvement by the united nations general assembly will not lead to a solution but will act as a disruptive force. i would urge the parties to use the time in new york to begin a constructive dialogue towards agreement on final status issues. if peace is to be achievable, then we must break through the cycle of failure that is too often plagued -- that has too often plagued negotiations. u.n. action will not resolve the issues acting as a roadblock to peace. it is important also to notice the president has stated that peace will not come until each side -- and i quote the president here -- learns to stand in each other's shoes, learns to stand in each other's shoes." end quote. each party
in protecting heads of state at the annual united nations general assembly in new york city during a period of time we may be looking at a relatively significant international event if in fact there's a movement forward by the palestinian organization to seek international recognition. the success of the secret service depends upon the constant and unrelenting support of the entire intelligence community with positive relationships in state and local agencies. i believe it is a model for the entire department developing relationships with state and local agencies in leveraging the rest of the intelligence community. i am going to ask adams's consent for a letter from the federal law enforcement office association that i would like to insert into the record in support of that effort. without objection so ordered. so before i begin i would like to note as well this past weekend was the anniversary as we all know, many of us attended numerous events of the tragic events of 9/11 including the attacks on the world trade center where the new york field office of the secret service was located. sa
spoke before the united nations general assembly. >> mr. president, allow me at the outset to congratulate you and our brothers, the people of the tarmac on the occasion of the 66th session of the general assembly. our presentation will be of assistance to you in performing your duties. we are confident that your experience and vision will be an important factor in the success of the general assembly. our thanks also goes to your predecessors, for his presidency of the general assembly and his outgoing session. i would also like to congratulate on his reelection for a second term as secretary-general and wish him all success in his work. mr. president, it is an honor to stand in front of you one more time to brief you on, as it works, build a modern state that lives in peace with its people and neighbors. iraq is building a homeland where everyone is at peace and stability, regardless of sectarian, ethnic, a system where the rule of law prevails. and lives are respected and the system that is based on democracy and peaceful transition of power. this is the basis on the past
with the international theme, the united nations general assembly is meeting in new york city this week. during this break we will show you some of the speeches from earlier this week. first up, syria's u.n. representative followed by the ambassador from egypt and later libya's acting prime minister. these speeches altogether last about an hour. [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: present at the 66th session, allow me to congratulate you as your actions as president of the general assembly. i wish you success in your endeavors to promote the interests of our international organization. i also pay tribute to your predecessor and express to him our appreciation for successfully presiding over last year's session. ladies and gentlemen, it's only normal for me to start by addressing the current situation in syria. our position in regard to the situation and to the sequence of events unfolding inside and outside our country. there is no doubt that the positions of states are uncondition my -- undeniably governed by their constraintses and demand stemming therefrom.
rejecting the resolutions of the security council and the general assembly of the united nations, and the international court of justice and the positions of the overwhelming majority of countries in the world? is this acceptable? mr. president, the heart of the crisis in our area is very, very simple and obvious. either there is those who believe that we are an unnecessary people, unwanted people in the middle east, or those who believe that, in fact, there is a missing state that needs to be established immediately. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, i come before you today from the holy land, the land of palestine, the land of divide messages, from the prophet mohammed, peace be upon him and the birthplace of jesus christ, peace be upon him. to speak on behalf of the palestinian people in the homeland and in the diaspora. to say after 63 years of suffering of an ongoing tragedy, enough, enough, enough. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: it is time for the palestinian people to gain their freedom and ind
recommend to the general assembly that pliep become a member -- palestine become a member nation. united nations. but in the security council the united states can veto a proposed change. however, the palestinians also have another means to alter their status. they could petition petition the general assembly directly where the united states does not have a veto and seek an upgrade from their current position as a permanent observer entity to a nonobserver state. if this occurs, the palestinians will be in a much better position to manipulate u.n. affiliated agencies such as the criminal court. mr. president, it should go without saying that i will remind this body that the prospect of palestinians being actions against israel's leaders and military forces for defending our sovereign ally's right to exist is completely unacceptable. we should expect more from the united nations but in spite of its sweeping statements in support of individual rights and peace, it has a mixed record at best when it comes to the treatment of israel, a liberal democracy. the low point of its long and tarnish
by the general assembly of the security council. but these resolutions were in vain. we go to the united nations to demand full and legal rights, which is the full membership of the state in this organization. we convey with our palestinian delegation, our people to achieve this goal and to put in and to the slaughter. and we enjoy our rights, enjoy our freedom and independence in the palestinian state on the borders of both of june 1967 with jerusalem, if jerusalem as the capital as our nation. our efforts, our continuous efforts as to reach through negotiations a solution to end the occupation and to lead to the establishment of an independent palestinian state is now reaching had longer. because of the policy of the israeli government that is rejecting, negotiations on the basis of the international legal resolutions and signed with the plo, and it's a policy of settlements as the jewish approach to jerusalem will never lead to the solution of the two countries based on the 1967 border. i will go to the united nations with big hope to have and gained this membership of our state. and this wil
of the general assembly. the 15 member security council is divided on the request, and the united states is opposed and said it would veto the request. it has addressed -- in his address president obama said ultimately it is in the israelis and palestinians, not us who must reach agreement on the status of a palestinian nation. israel actually announced tuesday the building of additional settlements in east jerusalem. president abbas denounced the move and said peace with israel is not possible until settlement construction and. white house spokesman jay carney said the administration is deeply disappointed by that announcement and that when you decide to take unilateral action, that makes it harder to achieve the peace. we make our views known just as we did with regard to the palestinian action at the united nations. that statement again from white house spokesman jay carney yesterday. we are waiting for the security council to get under way in just a few minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversa
the objectives of two states living side by side in peace. the palestinians may go to the general assembly, and although they can't get full membership, they could try to advance a resolution within the general assembly of the united nations. and we know the numbers. we know what could happen. but i must tell you, seeking some form of recognition through the general assembly circumventing the peace process and the security council will be harmful to advancing the peace process and the objectives of the palestinians for an independent state. let the parties negotiate directly in good faith. israel has indicated that they are prepared to do that. they have been prepared to do that. negotiate in good faith through direct negotiations. there are no shortcuts to achieving this and moving through the united nations will not achieve those objectives. mr. president, with that, i would suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: a senator: mr. president. the presiding officer: the junior senator from nevada. mr. heller: i ask unani
in the security council or the general assembly. all parties involved stand to lose if president abbas pursues statehood at the united nations. madam president, it's important that the truth be told. israel is not what stands in the way of a palestinian state. neither is the united states standing in the way of a palestinian state, for both the united states and israel have endorsed the creation of that future state. what prevents the state's creation is the palestinian refusal to recognize israel as a jewish state with historical rights going back thousands of years to the land and to jerusalem. the palestinians must recognize israel's right to exist as a jewish state and must return to the negotiating table. rejecting these terms and instead going to the united nations will result in widespread repercussions. the palestinian authority and the palestinian people rely heavily upon international donors and support. chief among those benefactors are the american taxpayer. last year americans sent about $550 million to the palestinians. in june, this senate unanimously passed a resolution cospons
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